Teaching the Armenian language to our young generation has been mainly through the Armenian schools, that includes, the all day schools “Ամէնօրեա վարժարան”, Saturday Schools, Sunday Schools, etc. So far we have failed to utilize the internet that could be wide ranging, and reach much larger audiences. But for that later. Needless to say that all day schools are very… Continue reading Diaspora and Armenian Identity (Part 3)
As I said in (Part 1) the Armenian Communities in Canada and United States (USA) were revitalized by immigrants mostly from Middle East and I should add also that a sizable number came from Republic of Armenia after the fall of the Soviet Union. (The immigrants from Armenia congregate more with each other and with… Continue reading Diaspora and Armenian Identity (Part 2)
The Armenian Diaspora is very large and scattered all over the world. The largest seems to be that of the Russian Armenian Community that includes many recent immigrants from Armenia. They seem to be less well organised than some of the old qaghoots, but their proximity to Armenia, the similarities of the lifestyle and culture,… Continue reading Diaspora and the Armenian Identity (Part.1)
So far I talked only about reclaiming the confiscated personal and institutional properties and wealth. Here comes the very difficult question, what about our territorial claims, “Հողային պահանջատիրութիւն”. In general, our territorial claims is understood to be the territory within the boundaries of the Sevre Treaty of August 10. 1920, and not the so called… Continue reading ARMENIANS and TURKS (Part 3)
Yesterday a barbaric and cowardly act of terrorism in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, claimed the lives of 28 innocent people many of them foreigners including 6 from Quebec Canada. A 65 year old professor, his wife, their son, 37 year old daughter, and two friends. These Good Samaritans have been in the… Continue reading Reveillon in Ouagadougou.
It is time that we the Diaspora Armenians start to find ways and means to help create a positive atmosphere where justice can be pursued for the Genocide victims. First, maybe we too must start looking for ways and means for possible dialogue with those ethnic Turks, who live in the same country as we do, and share… Continue reading ARMENIANS and TURKS (Part 2)
The history of Armenian and Turkish relationship is centuries old. May be it can be best characterized that of a brutal Turkish Empire that conquered the Armenian lands, and brutally victimized the inhabitants of the land that culminated in the 1915 Armenian Genocide, the “Մէծ Եղերն”. A crime of unprecedented scale that was well planed,… Continue reading ARMENIANS and TURKS (Part 1)
One of the most talked about and important issues, both, in Armenia and Diaspora, is the out-migration from Armenia to Russia, North America, Europe, etc. It started immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union and still continuing with a lesser degree. Both the seasonal, and permanent out-migrants are trying to help their extended family members… Continue reading Out-Migration from Armenia.
Recently I requested some information on the electoral process in Armenia, from a friend who moved to Armenia, and for over 15 years lives permanently in Yerevan and is an active citizen. Judging from what he wrote via email, It seems that, the electoral rules and the regulations in Armenia are almost identical to our… Continue reading Armenia and the New Constitution (Part 4)
I must say that I followed the referendum process for the New Constitution of Republic of Armenia on the internet, and the falsifications that I saw, makes me think that, this New Constitution is at least a questionable, if not an illegitimate document, and as such, the citizens of Armenia might have the right to dis… Continue reading Armenia and the New Constitution (Part 3)